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The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Chapter 16

Biblical Advice on Love

Christian Advice to Live By

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Biblical Advice on Love Lesson
Christian Advice to Live by Journey

Glad to have you back again at Daily Bread as we complete our study of The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. As you may remember from the book of Acts 11:28, there was a dearth (lack of food, famine) throughout the world. The disciples started up a collection for the believers in Judea, and Paul was sort of in charge of getting the money delivered to the elders there so it could be dispersed. Paul gives loving advice:

1 Corinthians 16:1-2

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye [you do the same].
2 Upon the first day of the week [Sunday] let every one of you lay by him in store [set his contributions aside], as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings [collections] when I come.

This was a real smart move on Paul's part, don't you think? Everyone knows how uncomfortable it is when money is collected for any reason, so to avoid this awkward occasion, Paul tells them to do it before his visit to them, and that way, he doesn't have to discuss it, which avoids any feelings of shame and/or pride for anyone.

Biblical Advice on Love Truth
Christian Advice to Live by Path

1 Corinthians 16:3-9

3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
4 And if it be meet [worthwhile] that I go also, they shall go with me.
5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
6 And it may be that I will abide [remain], yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go [help me get to my next destination].
7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry [stay] a while with you, if the Lord permit.
8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
9 For a great door and effectual [opportunity] is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries [opponents].

If this letter was written before Paul went to Ephesus for the first time, he must have heard that there were many unbelievers there who he could convert. If it was written after he went to Ephesus, he must have meant that he thought this was a good time to return there because although he had stayed in Ephesus for two years, he had to leave sooner than he planned when there was an uproar because people were beginning to believe in Jesus instead of their goddess Diana, which brought Ephesus great revenues. You can read about this in Acts, Chapter 19. In either case, Paul knew that the people there needed the Lord.

Biblical Advice on Love Facts
Christian Advice to Live by Forever

As Paul closes his letter, he gives some instruction and loving advice to the Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 16:10-11

10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct [send] him forth in peace, that he may come unto [visit] me: for I look for him with the brethren. [Paul looks forward to seeing him.]

Timothy, as you know from the book of Acts, was beloved of Paul, and Paul sent him to various places to minister to the people that he had brought the Gospel to. In other words Paul would establish a Church and Timothy would check in on the Churches Paul established. Naturally, he wanted the Corinthians to make Timothy feel at home.

1 Corinthians 16:12-18

12 As touching [concerning] our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
13 Watch ye [be prepared], stand fast in the faith, quit you like [act like] men, be strong.
14 Let all your things be done with charity [love].
15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia [the first to become Christians in Achaia], and that they have addicted [dedicated] themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
16 That ye submit yourselves unto such [be hospitable], and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth [works for Jesus].
17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied [they made up for your absence].
18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such [people like them].

Biblical Advice on Love Discussion
Christian Advice to Live by in Hope

1 Corinthians 16:19-21

19 The churches of Asia salute [greet] you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

Paul oft times writes this at the end of his letters. Perhaps it was rare for people to write letters back in those days, or maybe it was an assurance of authenticity to say that you wrote the letter yourself.

1 Corinthians 16:22-24

22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha [accursed].
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Biblical Advice on Love Conclusion
Christian Advice to Live by Summary

There you have it! Congratulations, you've just finished the study of The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians! That is quite an accomplishment because Paul's letter to the Romans, and this letter to the Corinthians are the two longest letters in the Bible that Paul wrote. When we come back, remember the quiz that we talked about in the first chapter of this letter? You can see how much you learned by testing yourself with the questions in this little quiz. You'll find the link below. After that, we'll be opening a second letter that Paul wrote to the people of Corinth, right here at Daily Bread. God bless!

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